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Ruth A. Stockey

Ruth Stockey

Professor (Courtesy),
Ph.D., 1977, Ohio State University
stockeyr@science.oregonstate.edu

 

Office/Lab:Cordley 1071/1090
Phone:541-737-5252

Research Area

Paleobotany

Description of Research  

Whole plant biology of fossil plants and their use in phylogenetic analysis.
Evolution of ferns, gymnosperms, and aquatic angiosperms.
Phylogenetic trends in the Coniferales.
Fossil record of monocots.
Reproductive biology of the Araucariaceae, including fossil conifers.
Anatomy and morphology of vascular plants.
Cretaceous and Tertiary plants: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms.
Plant/fungal interactions in the fossil record/fossil mycorrhizae.
Paleocarpology.
Evolution of modern conifer families.

Research Group Members

Graduate Students

Brian Atkinson (PhD due 2016)

Related Links
University of Alberta site

personal site

Publications   

Steenbock, C.M., R.A. Stockey, G. Beard and A.M.F. Tomescu.  2011.  A new family of leafy liverworts from the middle Eocene of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  American Journal of Botany 98: 998-1006.

Rothwell, G.W., R. A. Stockey, G. Mapes, and J. Hilton. 2011. Structure and relationships of the Jurassic conifer seed cone Hughmillerites juddii gen. et comb. nov.: implications for the early evolution of Cupressaceae. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 164: 45-59.

Klymiuk, A., G.W. Rothwell and R.A. Stockey. 2011. The first organismal concept for an extinct species of Pinaceae: Pinus arnoldii Miller. International Journal of Plant Sciences.  172: 294-313.

Jud, N.A., G.W. Rothwell and R.A. Stockey.  2010.  Paleoecological and phylogenetic implications of Saxicaulis meckertii gen. et sp. nov.: A bennettitalean stem from the Upper Cretaceous of western North America.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 171: 915-925. 

Rothwell, G.W. and R.A. Stockey. 2010. Independent evolution of seed enclosure in Bennettitales: Evidence from the anatomically preserved cone Foxeoidea connatum gen. et sp. nov. Pp. 51-72. In: C.T. Gee, ed. Plants in Deep Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN.

Hernandez-Castillo, G.R., R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell and G. Mapes. 2009. A new voltzialean conifer, Emporia royalii sp nov. (Emporiaceae), from the Hamilton Quarry, Kansas.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 170: 1201-1227.

Hernandez-Castillo, G.R., R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell and G. Mapes. 2009. Reconstruction of the Pennsylvanian-age walchian conifer Emporia cryptica sp. nov. (Emporiaceae: Voltziales).   Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 157: 218-237.

  Hernandez-Castillo, G.R., R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell and G. Mapes. 2009.  Whole plant reconstruction of Emporia lockardii (Emporiaceae) Voltziales and initial thoughts on Paleozoic conifer ecology.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 170: 1056-1074.

Stanich, N.A., G.W. Rothwell and R.A. Stockey. 2009.  Phylogenetic radiation of Equisetum (Equisetales) as inferred by Lower Cretaceous species of from British Columbia, Canada. American Journal of Botany 96: 1289-1299.

Brink, K.S, R.A. Stockey, G. Beard and W.C. Wehr.  2009.  Cunninghamia hornbyensis sp. nov.: Permineraized twigs and leaves from the Upper Cretaceous of Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada.  Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 155: 89-98.

Stockey, R.A. and G.W. Rothwell. 2009. Distinguishing angiophytes from the earliest angiosperms: A Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian-Hauterivian) fruit-like reproductive structure. American Journal of Botany  96:323-335.

Rothwell, G.W., W.L. Crepet and R.A. Stockey.  2009.  Is the anthophyte hypothesis alive and well?  New evidence from the reproductive structures of Bennettitales.  Amer. J. Bot. 96: 296-322.

Stockey, R.A., S.W. Graham and P.R. Crane.  2009.  Introduction to the Darwin special issue: The abominable mystery.  96: 3-4.

Little, S.A., R.A. Stockey and B. Penner.  2009.  Anatomy and development of fruits of Lauraceae from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert.  Amer. J. Bot.  96: 637-651. 

Stockey, R.A. and N.J.P. Wiebe.  2008.  Lower Cretaceous conifers from Apple Bay, Vancouver Island: Picea-like leaves, Midoriphyllum piceoides gen. et sp. nov. (Pinaceae) Botany. 86: 649-657. 

Karafit, S.J. and R.A. Stockey.  2008. Paralygodium meckertii sp. nov. (Schizaeaceae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian) of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.  Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 149: 163-173. 

 Jud, N.A., G.W. Rothwell and R.A. Stockey.  2008.  Todea from the Lower Cretaceous of western North America: Implications for the phylogeny, systematics and evolution of modern Osmundaceae.  Amer. J. Bot. 95: 330-339.

 Rankin, B.D., R.A. Stockey and G. Beard.  2008.  Fruits of Icacinaceae from the Eocene Appian Way locality of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Int. J. Plant Sci.  169: 305-314.

 Rothwell, G.W. and R.A. Stockey.  2008.  Phylogeny and evolution of ferns: a paleontological perspective.  Chapter 13. pp. 334-368.  In.  Ranker, T.A. and C.H. Haufler eds.  Biology and evolution of ferns and lycophytes.  Cambridge Univ. Press.

Smith, S.Y. and R.A. Stockey.  2007.  Pollen morphology and ultrastructure of Saururaceae.  Grana 46: 250-267.

Smith, S.Y. and R.A. Stockey.  2007.  Establishing a fossil record for the perianthless Piperales: Saururus tuckerae sp. nov. (Saururaceae) from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert.  Amer. J. Bot. 94: 1642-1657. 

Mindell, R.A., R.A. Stockey, G. Beard and R.S. Currah.  2007.  Margaretbarromyces dictyosporus gen. et. sp. nov. a permineralized corticolous ascomycete from the Eocene of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Mycological Research III: 680-684. 

Mindell, R.A., R.A. Stockey and G. Beard.  2007.  Cascadiacarpa spinosa gen. et sp. nov. (Fagaceae): castaneoid fruits from the Eocene of Vancouver Island, Canada.  Amer. J. Bot. 94: 351-361.

 Stockey, R.A., G.W. Rothwell and K. Johnson.  2007.  Cobbania corrugata (Lesquereux) comb. nov. (Araceae): A floating aquatic aroid from the Upper Cretaceous of western North America.  Amer. J. Bot.  94:609-624.

Little, S.A., R.A. Stockey and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Solenostelopteris skogiae sp. nov. from the Lower Cretaceous of Vancouver Island.  J. Plant Research 119: 525-532.

 Stockey, R.A., T.C. Lantz and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Speirseopteris orbiculata gen. et sp. nov. (Thelypteridaceae), a derived fossil filicalean from the Paleocene of western North America.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 729-736.  

 Karafit, S.J., G.W. Rothwell, R.A. Stockey and H. Nishida.  2006.  Evidence for sympodial vascular architecture in a filicalean fern rhizome: Dickwhitea allenbyensis gen. et sp. nov. (Athyriaceae).  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 721-727.

Smith, S.Y., R.A. Stockey, H. Nishida and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Trawetsia princetonensis gen. et sp. nov. (Blechnaceae): a permineralized fern from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 711-719.

Rothwell, G.W. and R.A. Stockey.  2006.  Combining characters of Pteridaceae and tree ferns: Pterisorus radiata gen. et sp. nov., a permineralized Lower Cretaceous filicalean with radial sori.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 695-701.

Little, S.A., R.A. Stockey, and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Stramineopteris aureopilosus gen. et sp. nov.: Reevaluating the role of vegetative anatomy in the resolution of leptosporangiate fern phylogeny.   Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 683-694. 

 Trivett, M.L., R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell and G. Beard.  2006.  Paralygodium vancouverensis sp. nov. (Schizaeaceae), additional evidence for filicalean diversity in the Paleogene of North America.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 675-681.

Hernandez-Castillo, G.R., R.A. Stockey and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Anemia quatsinoensis sp. nov. (Schizaeaceae), a permineralized fern from the Lower Cretaceous of Vancouver Island.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 665-674.

Stockey, R.A., G.W. Rothwell, and S.A. Little.  2006.  Relationships among fossil and living Dipteridaceae: anatomically preserved Hausmannia from the Lower Cretaceous of Vancouver Island.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 649-663.

Mindell, R.A., R.A. Stockey, G.W. Rothwell, and G. Beard.  2006.  Gleichenia appianense sp. nov. (Gleicheniaceae), a permineralized rhizome and associated vegetative remains from the Eocene of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 639-647.           

Vavrek, M.J., R.A. Stockey, and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Osmunda vancouverensis sp. nov. (Osmundaceae), permineralized fertile frond segments from the Lower Cretaceous of British Columbia, Canada.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167:631-637. 

 Stockey, R.A. and G.W. Rothwell.  2006.  Introduction: Evolution of Modern Ferns.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 613-614. 

Mindell, R.A, R.A. Stockey and G. Beard.  2006.   Anatomically preserved staminate inflorescences of Gynoplatananthus oysterbayensis gen. et sp. nov. (Platanaceae), and associated pistillate fructifications from the Eocene of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.  Int. J. Plant Sci. 167: 591-600.